Dylan Gringas

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Dylan GringasMy name is Dylan Gingras. I am 5 years old. I am in Pre-Kindergarten at Valley Christian Academy. I was adopted from the foster system, with my 2 younger brothers, when I was 2 years old.  I am a very smart, active, outgoing and loving little boy. I love to ride my bike, read, draw, play baseball and run.

Last year, I was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This is a disability that can happen when a mother drinks alcohol while pregnant and causes permanent organic brain damage. This changes the way that I think, process information and react to my surroundings.

My family has decided that it will help me to be more self-confident and independent if I could get my very own service dog. This dog will be chosen specifically for me and trained for my very specific needs. This way, I have a best friend who will be with me always and can help me overcome some of the daily challenges I face. Some of these challenges include a tendency to wander away from where I am supposed to be, extreme anxiety over loud noises and large crowds, night terrors, self-harming behaviors and some emotional over-stimulation that often results in melt-downs. 

We found 4paws for Ability through a Fetal Alcohol Syndrome support network. They specialize in training dogs for all sorts of disabilities, including FAS. It costs 4 Paws at least $40,000 to raise and train a service dog. We are committed to raise $17,000 for my dog. 

Thank you for taking the time to read my story and thank you for all your support!

Love,

Dylan Gingras

 

All donations should be made DIRECTLY to:
4 Paws for Ability
In Honor of Dylan Gingras
253 Dayton Ave.
Xenia, Ohio, 45385.

Please make checks out to 4 Paws for Ability and please make sure to write on your check memo line – “In honor of Dylan Gingras” – so that we receive the points from your donation.

If you wish to make a donation on-line the website, is www.4pawsforability.org/donate-now .  Include Dylan’s name in the “instructions to merchant” through PayPal.  You may also call to make a credit card donation over the phone at (937) 374-0385 – Monday thru Friday 9AM to 4PM EST.